Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday

I found another awesome "Day" at a cool blog called "Beingfrugal.net." It is "Tightwad Tuesday." Head on over there to check out some great ideas from other bloggers!

http://beingfrugal.net/

Here is my donation. It is a recipe for the most tender, juicy roasted chicken you've ever eaten. I think it was shown on some morning show a while back, but don't ask me to remember where!

LEMON CHICKEN

You need a roasting chicken and one or two lemons. That's it. That's all.

Take a fork and stab the lemon a bunch of times and put it up inside the bird. If it's a big guy, you might need 2 lemons.

Roast your chicken exactly as you would a plain one. The lemon juice will leak out and will both tenderize and flavor the meat.

You can make a lemon gravy from the juices, if you'd like.

A caveat: do NOT put any lemons in the pan, outside the bird. Somehow, they work just fine inside, but I found that lemons outside make the drippings really bitter.

Enjoy!

7 comments:

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Lemon chicken always make me think of Debra on "Everybody Loves Raymond." She's famous for her lemon chicken, which apparently is horrible. But I love lemon chicken.

momstheword said...

I will have to try this. It sounds yummy!

BTW, I always say I'm "kind of frugal" because I have "luxuries" that I still buy like soda pop or some convenience foods....clearly, I haven't "arrived" yet, lol!

i'm kelly said...

i think i could actually handle this one!

Suz said...

Good tip... I'll have to try that sometime. Never used lemon on chicken before. I've even put a small chicken in my large crockpot and used it as a roaster once.. turned out awesome!

momof4sweetsisters said...

I loved your tip about if the sushi smells! I always eat the tempura.

Audra Krell said...

We have a lemon tree and they are ready! Perfect recipe!
I don't know if you're on my blogroll or not, but you will be in 30 seconds!

Dianne said...

I shall try this. It sounds real good to me. I've never heard of doing this before but I'm always game for anything once especially if its simple to do.